Patriarch`s administration makes definitions
The administration of the Patriarch of Georgia has held a special briefing to make definitions about the controversy that was sparked after Patriarch`s Christmas Epistle, in which surrogacy and artificial insemination were assessed as unacceptable.
`Patriarch`s Christmas Epistle has caused great and very positive resonance. However, one part of the society was irked by that passage, where the surrogacy and artificial insemination were touched. Some even decided that Georgian church was against the children born this war, which is entirely absurd. Moreover, these children need more warmth, love and blessing from the church, that`s why most of them were baptized by the Patriarch and there is nothing to be surprised with. But, here we should also mention that almost all traditional confessions condemn these ways of child birth and consider them as a sin. Catholicos-Patriarch and the religious leaders are obliged to warn the parish and whole society in this regards. The church respect the free choice of human beings, but it indicates to the moments, where the church thinks it should be done so. This is the obligation of the church,` Archbishop Teodore announced.